Subject: Leaving Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas
April 10, 2016 9:49 am
We found 3 of these bugs in our suitcase as we were leaving Las Vegas this weekend. Please help us identify.
We believe this is a Sawtooth Grain Beetle, Oryzaephilus surinamensis, one of numerous species of small, brown beetles that infest stored foods. Compare your individual to this BugGuide image. According to BugGuide, it is a “serious pest of stored grain; presence in household products is incidental and causes little concern; does not attack unbroken grain, but uses small lesions on the surface to gain entrance.”
Looks like a perfect match. Thank you so much for the quick response.